Some friends and family keep on asking how is Matilda doing. Coming from one of the safest countries in the world when the worst thing that might happen to your cat outside is that she gets wet, people wonder how is she coping with the new environment. This is of course an important question for … More A swedish cat in the tropics
Aka: Furrballs with wings Let me start by saying that bringing our cat (Matilda) to Costa Rica has been easier than expected. I was a bit worried about how she would cope with almost 20 hours in the transport box which was the estimated time from door to door, traveling from the Netherlands to Costa … More How our cat made the trip
Oh my! Here we go! One of our criteria to select the destination for our sabbatical was that we could bring our furballs with us. So, despite most of our family and friends think we have finally lost our mind, we are taking them with us. Yes, we are aware that the flight is 12 … More Pets to Costa Rica
So, after some delays and changes of plans (I got the Chickenpox the week before I was supposed to travel to San Jose!!), I was finally on my way to Costa Rica for the scounting trip! I was exahusted and still quite weak from the illness, but full of excitement about what lied ahead of … More The scouting trip (I). First impressions arriving to Costa Rica
About a year before the starting date of the sabbatical, there are a number of things that one can start doing in preparation for the sabbatical. Our one year-before to-do list includes the following items: Prepare the wish list with all the things that we ideally like to do during the sabbatical Brainstorm with partner … More To do one year before
Once that we made the decision to take a year off, the key question was where? We both agreed that it had to be a tropical country. Despite the fact (or may be because of the fact) that we live in Sweden, we both hate cold weather. Spending our money on a one year sabbatical … More Why Costa Rica?